Village Skocjan - Vas Škocjan
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Village Skocjan

Village Skocjan

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Village Skocjan lies on the small hill, which is from both sides surrounded with steep walls. It is a lumpy village in which we can see the Church of St. Cantianius with the belvedere point, presbytery, old school in which is the seat of the Tourist association Skocjan, stony communal well – Stirna, interesting old houses, Okroglica, which is 90 metres deep Karst abyss, cattle pond – Kal, Jurij barn, J'kopin barn and other. The village was already settled in the prehistoric period, indubitably also in antique and in the Middle Ages. The Church of St. Cantianius was consecrated in the year 1606. It is surrounded with high, massive walls. In the 17th century was primary Gothic church broadened and it got the new presbytery and two lateral naves. Altars inside the church are from the 18th century. On the central village square is in the fountain collecting the rainwater from the roofs of the neighbouring houses. Sometimes was a condition for surviving of the local people in this regions. Stirna is made up from the underworld and overhead part. Abyss Okroglica is on the ground open to Mohoric cave, where River Reka first time dissappears underground. The village catle ponds – Kal are almost the only standing waters in Karst. They witness about the special economical way of using the rainwaters. On the typical village cemetery are buried numerous foreign and local researchers of the Skocjan Caves. In the J'kopin barn we can see the ethnological collection. In the Jurij barn we can see the history of discovering of Skocjan Caves and the archaeological heritage of this area.

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Village Skocjan - Village Skocjan

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Village Skocjan
Village Skocjan - Entrance to the Church of St. Cantianius

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Entrance to the Church of St. Cantianius
Village Skocjan - Entrance into the Church of St. Cantianius

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Entrance into the Church of St. Cantianius
Village Skocjan - Lower part of the church tower

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Lower part of the church tower
Village Skocjan - Church of St. Cantianius with tower

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Church of St. Cantianius with tower
Village Skocjan - Church of St. Cantianius in Skocjan

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Church of St. Cantianius in Skocjan
Village Skocjan - Belvedere at the Church of St. Cantianius

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Belvedere at the Church of St. Cantianius
Village Skocjan - View of the Church of St. Cantianius

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View of the Church of St. Cantianius
Village Skocjan - Tourist association Skocjan

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Tourist association Skocjan
Village Skocjan - Stony communal well - Stirna

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Stony communal well - Stirna
Village Skocjan - Stirna on the square in Skocjan

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Stirna on the square in Skocjan
Village Skocjan - Road through Skocjan

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Road through Skocjan
Village Skocjan - Old building in the village Skocjan

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Old building in the village Skocjan
Village Skocjan - Portal with year 1825

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Portal with year 1825
Village Skocjan - Okroglica - 90 m deep abyss

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Okroglica - 90 m deep abyss
Village Skocjan - Jurij barn - Speleological Collection - Collection on history of cave explorations

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Jurij barn - Speleological Collection - Collection on history of cave ...
Village Skocjan - The village cattle pond - Kal

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The village cattle pond - Kal
Village Skocjan - Skocjan ancient fort

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Skocjan ancient fort
Village Skocjan - Village cemetery

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Village cemetery
Village Skocjan - Village cemetery in Skocjan

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Village cemetery in Skocjan
Village Skocjan - J'kopin barn - Ethnological collection

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J'kopin barn - Ethnological collection

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Data

Municipality: DIVAČA (4085 population)

Settlements in the municipality:

Divača (1615 population), Senožeče (587), Dolnje Ležeče (232), Dolenja vas (159), Famlje (141),

Kačiče - Pared (128), Dolnje Vreme (117), Škoflje (105), Gornje Vreme (100), Barka (98), Laže (93), Senadole (74), Dane pri Divači (69), Naklo (59), Zavrhek (54), Matavun (52), Vremski Britof (49), Potoče (46), Gabrče (40), Gornje Ležeče (37), Vareje (33), Misliče (30), Goriče pri Famljah (27), Brežec pri Divači (24), Otošče (22), Podgrad pri Vremah (21), Vatovlje (19), Gradišče pri Divači (17), Kozjane (16), Betanja (15), Škocjan (6)